Gov. Wolf Wants Gun Reform, Shale Tax, More In Second Term

The governor will have to work with the GOP controlled legislature in Harrisburg

© Cameron Clark, York Daily Record


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has publicly set his agenda for his second term.

The agenda looks familiar and falls under what the governor calls unfinished business.

He told the KDKA Radio Morning News Tuesday he’d like to see a shale tax imposed in Pennsylvania, and wants the legislature to follow through on the recommendations of the grand jury report on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

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“You got to continue with education, focus on seniors, healthcare, jobs,” said Wolf. “I’d like to push Pennsylvania to do what its neighbors have done and raise its minimum wage. We need ethics reforms that’s not just in the executive branch but throughout the government, criminal justice reform, election reform (make it easier to vote) and we need gun safety legislation.”

It will take compromise. Republicans still have an 18 vote majority in the state house, 8 votes in the state senate

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